“Escape The Shadows”

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Questions for small groups or personal study.
Escape the Shadows | Colossians 2:16-23
#CenterofAllThings  October 24, 2021
  1. What’s your main takeaway from the sermon?
  2. What are the shadows and what is the substance? (Col. 2:17; Heb. 10:1)
  3. How have you experienced the two main points, “Don’t be judged by legalists” and “Don’t be disqualified by mystics,”  How did Jesus experience and deal with them?
  4. Why is the metaphor of viewing Christ as the Head of the body, the church, so important? What can we infer from the images of a head, body, ligaments, joints and growth etc.? (Col. 2:19 / Eph. 4:15-16)
  5. In 2 Corinthians, Paul does a little role playing, pretending almost to act like a “super-apostle” to point out the foolishness of self-centered boasting. Examine his message to the Corinthians and compare it to what he says to the Colossians about Christ as the Head and the Center versus the false teaching of the legalists and mystics. (Look at 2 Corinthians 11-12, particularly on 2 Cor. 11:12-12:10. I know its a lengthy passage but it helps to see his whole flow of thought and what he really ends up boasting in at the end.)